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1999 Charity Golf Tournaments

MONDAY, MAY 17 The Crestwood Golf Classic With James Lofton and Friends–To benefit: Crestwood Children’s Center–Brook-Lea Country Club, Gates–11:55 a.m.–$250, individuals–Contact Jennifer Chapman at 436-4442, ext. 306. MONDAY, MAY 24 The 10th Annual Rochester A.M. Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament–To ...

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So should Rochester host
another pro golf event?

Think about it. Some places and some sports are naturals. Perfect fits. Made for each other. Like … golf and Rochester. If people who move here from other cities didn’t know better, they’d swear somebody in Rochester, not some Scot ...

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Golf: Fore!

In spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, according to the old saying. While that may be, an updated version might say that in spring a businessman’s (or woman’s) fancy lightly turns to thoughts of greens, ...

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Get familiar with
venture-capital terms

The term venture capital is understood by most small-business owners. The term mezzanine financing, though, might be foreign to someone just developing his or her product idea. An understanding of private financing terms is essential for a growth-oriented company. Here ...

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Companies need to understand
credit, loan options

Most small businesses need plenty of help to get off the ground. Some use seed capital from private investors. Others use loans from a bank or family member. Most use a combination of both. Here is an explanation of the ...

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For firms eyeing IPOs,
strong leadership a must

When specialty retailer World of Science Inc. was considering an initial public offering, it had two main motivations. The first, says Chief Financial Officer Charles Callahan, was to raise capital to fund growth. The second was to allow its private ...

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Business Capital: Banking
on entrepreneurial spirit

Venture capital is one of the best indicators on how the economy is doing and will do in the future, say local experts, many of whom think Rochester is dangerously lagging behind in the area of venture capital investments. “Perception ...

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First-person stories wanted

Have you faced and overcome a challenging situation that others might learn from? Would you like to write about it for the Rochester Business Journal? If so, then we’d like to hear from you. Selected stories will be published in ...

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Attorneys see possibilities
in regional law firm mergers

“For Rochester, the possibility of creating a 450-member law firm is absolutely incredible,” says Charles Inclima, president of the Monroe County Bar Association and a partner in Biernbaum, Inclima, Meyer & Ruby LLP. “When you contemplate the scope of this ...

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Insurance doesn’t necessarily
cover all legal fees

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester Inc. recently sued its insurance carrier, Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., over issues relating to its insurance coverage. Previously, the order had been sued by a former member who alleged she had been the ...

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Business & the Law:
The case for expansion

Developing national and global capabilities to attract large-scale clients has been prevalent in many industries for quite some time. From banks to food companies to advertising agencies, businesses are increasingly utilizing resources to tap into a global marketplace. But until ...

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UR starts new program
for pharmacy residents

University of Rochester Medical Center and its Strong Memorial Hospital have established a new pharmacy residency. The idea is to prepare pharmacists for their changing role in managed-care hospital settings. The program will support two residents each year in a ...

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It’s a great time to be a
medical transcriptionist

Jan Smith describes her entrance into the medical transcription field as a “fluke.” She began an at-home typing service in 1992 as a way to spend more time at home with her young children. The business was doing fine. Then ...

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Health Care: Setting up practice

Unity Health System’s layoffs so far have included 15 physicians, among them 11 pediatricians from a single practice unit located across from St. Mary’s Hospital. The move has sent a wave of concern across the physician community in Rochester. Many ...

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Now introducing the star
of our show–the phone

Who invented the telephone? Why, it was Don Ameche, of course–at least in the movie version of Alexander Graham Bell’s quest. (There are people who think this is actually true.) Time for a little light reading. Maybe it is because ...

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